‘Startups’

Behind the scenes at Rocket Internet’s eBay in North Africa

When we hear about Rocket Internet, it’s usually related to massive fundraising, aggressive strategies, and management style (check out our coverage of the various Rocket Internet’s stories here). What we tend to miss is that Rocket Internet’s companies are also startups, with team members working hard to educate and conquer new markets. For Fanny Ponce, the […]

Mobile Internet Users To Hit 9.2b In Sub-Saharan Africa In 2019

Mobile technology and communication services provider Ericsson, on Tuesday, said that mobile internet usage would increase twice the global rate in sub-Saharan Africa by 2019. This was contained in the Ericsson Mobility Report made available to journalists in Lagos and signed by Kamar Abass, the company’s country manager. Abass in the report said the number […]

Digitisation To Enable Accelerated Growth In Africa – KPMG

Digitisation – migration from analogue to digital technology – will help to bridge the digital divide between emerging markets and developed economies, according to global financial services firm, KPMG. KPMG stressed that as digitisation impacts the telecommunication and broadcasting sectors, enabling growth in both, it would also cause a ripple effect on growth in other […]

Personal Touch Signature better securty for Mobile Devices

New system provides security by monitoring how user touches the screen Passwords, gestures and fingerprint scans are all helpful ways to keep a thief from unlocking and using a cell phone or tablet. Cybersecurity researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have gone a step further. They’ve developed a new security system that continuously monitors […]